Anti-government protesters in Bangkok have forced their way into the Finance Ministry to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Thousands of demonstrators marched on 12 state buildings including government offices, military bases and TV studios. The protests have been sparked by a controversial amnesty bill. The legislation, would have allowed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra , the brother of the current prime minister, to return to Thailand without serving a jail term for corruption.
Opposition protesters have occupied government buildings in Thailand in escalating efforts to force the prime minister from power. The Finance Ministry was first to fall on day two of Thailand's biggest demonstrations in years. Those taking part accuse Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of being a puppet for her brother Thaksin, the country's ex-leader. Ousted in a 2006 military coup and later convicted of corruption, he lives in self-imposed exile. Yingluck insists she won't step down and, as night fell and protesters moved into the Foreign Ministry compound, she invoked special security powers in Bangkok. The demonstrators plan to stay put and Yingluck says force won't be used to remove them. Protests by supporters of her brother in 2010, before her election, ended in a military crackdown. More than 90 people were killed. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
Demonstrators in Thailand have called for the prime minister to quit amid claims that her brother, the ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra is really running the country..